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Building a Sustainable Home by Melissa Rappaport Schifman

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Author: Schifman, Melissa RappaportBrand: SKYHORSEEdition: IllustratedBinding: PaperbackFormat: IllustratedNumber Of Pages: 224Release Date: 21-08-2018Part Number: 48691838Details: Product Description Learn the logistics of choosing windows, insulation, appliances, and lighting. Find out about FSC...

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Author: Schifman, Melissa Rappaport

Brand: SKYHORSE

Edition: Illustrated

Binding: Paperback

Format: Illustrated

Number Of Pages: 224

Release Date: 21-08-2018

Part Number: 48691838

Details: Product Description Learn the logistics of choosing windows, insulation, appliances, and lighting. Find out about FSC certified wood and about using reclaimed materials. Here is everything you need to make your home sustainable.Whether the reader is building a new home or doing a minor remodel, a homeowner needs a framework by which to guide their decisions. These decisions are based on values, and the author posits that there are really only three reasons to go green:For Our Health: By building more sustainably, we reduce our exposure to harmful chemicals and toxins.For Our Wealth: By building a more durable home and being more efficient with resources like water and electricity, we reduce our monthly utility bills and ongoing maintenance expenses.For Our Soul: Collectively doing the right thing for our planet does make a difference—and that is soul-nourishing.The green building movement has produced hundreds of “how-to” books and websites that are filled with tips about green building and what homeowners should do to go green. While helpful and informative, when it comes to making actual purchasing and installation decisions, these books do not make it any easier for a homeowner to prioritize against a budget. Here, Melisssa Rappaport Schifman shares her knowledge and experience for others to use in their journey toward a greener way of living. Review "Every architect should read this book." --David Salmela, FAIA, winner of more than 70 architectural awards (including 8 National AIA Awards) "I wish I had read this book five years ago, before we started our big renovation journey! Anyone who wants a better home for themselves and their family should read this!" ―Matt Daigle, CEO, Rise"Building a Sustainable Home is an amazing resource for anyone who wants to ensure their new home will optimize their health, efficiently use their financial resources, and nourish their soul. While it's not easy being green, this wonderful book will make the process fun, satisfying, and effective." ―Jefffrey Hollender, Co-Founder and former CEO of Seventh Generation & Sustain Natural"Melissa makes complex, technical and confusing information about building a sustainable and healthy home organized, understandable and truly enjoyable to read. A must read for anyone building or remodeling a home and cares about a healthy planet and a healthy home." ― John Gabbert, Founder and CEO, Room & Board, Inc."When an environmentalist with a University of Chicago MBA decides to build her dream home, she weighs the health, sustainability, and economics of every detail. By mastering the US Green Building Council's LEED scoring system, she steps us through her reasoning on each green investment decision, with a highly readable and compelling personal narrative. Who knew that triple-paned windows, toxins in paint and building materials, ground source heat pumps, native plantings, and home ventilation could be so interesting? Everyone who builds a home should read this book first." ―Michael Noble, Executive Director, Fresh Energy"Building and maintaining a healthy and sustainable home is an integral part of caring for ourselves, our family, and our environment. Melissa Rappaport Schifman clearly and thoughtfully walks the reader through the how's and why's of making environmentally responsible and healthy decisions as you build or remodel your home. Melissa's first-hand experience with building a 'green' LEED-certified home, combined with her thorough, applicable research and cost analyses makes this book an essential resource for anyone embarking on a building or remodeling project." ―Julie Burton, founder of ModernWell and author of The Self-Care Solution―A Modern Mother's Must-Have Guide to Health and Well-Being"Thousands of decisions go into building a house, and Melissa Rappaport Schifman makes a compelling case for choosing sustainability at every step. As my husband Dave's childhood friend, Melissa has shared her advice and expertise with me

EAN: 9781510733442

Package Dimensions: 9.8 x 8.0 x 0.9 inches

Languages: English

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